Today’s Sign We Need the NHL Lockout to End
Prospect for the Detroit Red Wings, playing for the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins was arrested for underage drinking, driving while over twice the legal limit and falsifying his identity.
A Detroit Red Wings prospect faces charges under Michigan’s tough “super drunk” designation following a traffic stop during which police discovered him clad in a Teletubby costume.
Police say the 20-year-old Grand Rapids Griffins center from St. Catharines, Ontario, was wearing the costume of a purple Teletubby known as Tinky Winky during the stop.
The “super drunk” charge carries a penalty of 180 days in jail and possible deportation. Sheahan also faces a charge of providing false information, as he was carrying the driver’s license of fellow Wings prospect Brendan Smith when he was arrested.
According to the police report, Sheahan told police he was using Smith’s license so he could get into bars. Smith, 23, was the Red Wings’ first-round pick in 2007.
The police report didn’t say how Sheahan got possession of Smith’s identification.
What is the over/under TMZ gets the mugshot for this by the end of the day?